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Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016

Automate and optimize logistic plans with BRMS Business Resource Planner

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Companies and governments face difficult planning problems every day: What’s the cheapest vehicle-routing schedule to restock all our retail stores? What's the most profitable airline fleet schedule to cover all major cities? How do we increase performance and utilization of our cloud hardware? Which shift roster improves the well-being of our hospital nurses the most? Where and when do we plant our farming crops for the optimal revenue? How do we increase the expected return of an investment portfolio while adhering to personal risk limits? Whatever the planning problem, we want optimize its schedule to: fulfill all your business needs and adhere to all constraints, minimize your cost and maximize your profit, and maximize customer satisfaction and employee retention. And we need to respond in real time with the best planning as circumstances change, whether equipment breaks, the weather changes, or staff call in sick. In this session, we'll:

  • Improve the ultimate American road trip from The Washington Post and the New York Times.
  • Introduce constraint satisfaction optimization in a clear and understandable way.
  • Show a demo of several use cases.
  • Optimize scenarios with Red Hat JBoss BRMS Business Resource Planner, based on the open source OptaPlanner JBoss community project (
  • Use weighted hard and soft constraints to formalize business goals.
  • Explain how continuous planning or real-time planning works.
  • Deal with scaling challenges.

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Red Hat Summit - Slide presentation
1 hour
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